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Congratulations – Lauren Khaw Dux 2020 97.3

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Congratulations – Lauren Khaw Dux 2020

We are very proud of Lauren Khaw our 2020 College Dux with an ATAR of 97.3

Lauren attended the Niddrie Campus Year 7 – 9  and the Essendon Campus ad Year 10 – 12. She is hoping to study at Melbourne University in 2021.

College Presentation Day

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College Presentation Day

This year due to COVID restrictions we will be livestreaming our Annual College Presentation Award Ceremony.


Tuesday 15th of December

1.30pm – 3.00pm

The link will be posted to all College families via Compass.


Term Dates 2021

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2021 Term Dates

Start date Finish date
Term 1 27 January Staff Return
Students start 28 January in government schools – see Campus Posts for details
1 April
Term 2 19 April 25 June
Term 3 12 July 17 September
Term 4 4 October 17 December

Valedictory Celebration – 2020

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Valedictory 2020

We said farewell to our Year 12 students and families at our Valedictory Celebration. We are very proud of their achievements and wish them all the best for the future.

Link to event is available via Compass until the 18th of December.

Special thanks to our Special Guests

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Cam Nation

College Council President – Nicole Kotoski

College Principal – David Adamson

Thank you to all students, families and staff for their Contribution to Essendon Keilor College in 2020.


Essendon Keilor College Music Soiree

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Essendon Keilor College Music Soiree

Friday 6th November – Time TBC

This Year due to COVID-19 restrictions we will live stream our Music Soiree.

Link to be posted shortly

World Teachers’ Day

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Australia will celebrate and thank the teaching profession on World Teachers’ Day – Friday 30 October.

Teachers (with support from parents and carers) have ensured education continues across the country this year, despite major challenges. It’s reinforced the significant role teachers play in the lives of children and students, their families and communities.

On Friday 30 October, say a big thank you to teachers and celebrate the bright future of teaching.

Essendon Campus Welcome

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Welcome to the Essendon Campus

Welcome Message

Essendon Foyer

Year 10, 11 and 12


Purpose, passion, positivity and principles drive learning at our college, we are preparing students for tomorrow’s world.

It’s a world that requires specific new knowledge, skills, capabilities and qualities – the ones we’re helping students develop with the support of expert teachers in a safe and stimulating environment.

Essendon Keilor College has a proud history of serving the Essendon community. We began at our Buckley Street site in 1913 as the prestigious Essendon High School and our forebears envisioned a school that could last a century. Today, we are still focused on providing an education for the future world.

Our professional staff, willingly go the extra mile for their students, they are mentors and coaches, counsellors and advocates. As such they steer students through their studies attending to the whole person; knowing them and caring about their academic progress, personal development and wellbeing. Student voice is very important to us.

We provide a comprehensive range of courses in VCE, VET and VCAL to facilitate the aspirations of all our students. Our recently upgraded facilities and resources ensure students have all they need to excel in pursuing studies in their chosen fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the Arts, Languages, Design & Technologies, Sport or the Visual and Performing Arts.

Essendon Campus Tour

Call now 9319 1346

VALE Robin Adamson

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12.6.1954 – 18.7.2020


The Essendon Keilor College community mourns the passing of Robin Adamson. Robin was an exceptional leader, teacher, colleague and friend. Our thoughts are with David and his family at this difficult time.

Robin began her connection with the Essendon Keilor College at Keilor Heights High in 1990 as an English teacher. This was after working at Altona Secondary College, the Education Department Curriculum Programs Section and Lincolnville School Support Centre. At the formation of the College in 1993 Robin had leading teacher status and in 1997 she achieved Principal Status, firstly at the East Keilor Campus and then at Niddrie Campus.

Her experience in curriculum development was invaluable as Essendon Keilor College evolved to be a high performing inclusive school. Always innovative Robin mentored many teachers both young and old to improve outcomes for students. She encouraged others to take risks and to believe in themselves.

Many of you will recall Robin’s contribution to the College overseas programs. She was an experienced traveller and loved to share tales of her overseas exploits to all who would listen. It was her desire to share this love of travel that resulted in our biannual overseas trips to Japan, Italy and more recently Viet Nam. She accepted visitors to our country with the same passion.

Robin was a passionate supporter of government education. Her contribution to the Principal team has been immeasurable. It is a testament to her leadership and mentoring philosophies by the many leading teachers and Principal class staff who developed from her guidance. She was insightful, strategic and proactive. Throughout her career, she produced quality documentation, clearly articulating her views and vision that all young people no matter what life throws at them should be given every opportunity to succeed in education and life.